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of newborns who use popular sleep positioners. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. this is ridiculous. the facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair cinched from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with tore ren sal rains and threat of flooding on the east coast. weather channel jim cantore is on the east coast. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. if i said we set three and four and five day rainfall records, that probably doesn't mean much but when i put the numbers on it, we had 20 inches of rain in the last four days. here comes the rain again. we had enough of break this morning the waters receded a little on this road. you can see the water line. it came up another two feet when we got the period of heavy rain. that's what we're worried about. when these periods of heavy rain come in, will they produced flooding. schools are closed and even t
early and they used their floodgates' even while expecting no serious problems. sailboat or knows -- sailboat owners were nervous. >> there is a southeast wind blowing in the bay and that is pushing in the water. as you can see, our bulkheads are even with the dock. >> the city recommended that people own vehicles to move their cars out of low lying areas. much about of the day reminded people about the flooding from 2003. all the more reason for a precaution. to be sure, one place they were thinking about to 2003 and is a belted day was over in eastern baltimore county and that is where we go. -- one place they were thinking about isabel today. >> no vehicle will be traveling them this because it is covered with water. the water has gone down since earlier today. earlier today and this morning, water was completely over that mailbox. as the rain got more heavy, the water got deeper, and deeper, and deeper. this van and car were stuck under the amtrak over past. apparently they tried to drive through and they were stuck. this woman was stock as well. that is the way she goes home.
caused damage and it's still motoring north and there's more on the way. nbc's tom costello starts us off in chevy chase, maryland tonight. tom, good evening. >> good evening to you. in fact, the east coast has been struggling through drought conditions, but today it got hammered. it started out with heavy rain, then flash flood and tornado watches from the outer banks of north carolina all the way north to new jersey. it was the dead of night when howling winds and the heaviest rains in months swept through the mid-atlantic. flooding neighborhoods, homes, roads, and making a mess of the morning rush. in metro washington, it caused one city bus to slam into another, injuring 26 passengers, including eight high schoolers. >> neck pain, back pain, minor lacerations and abrasions. >> reporter: the d.c. area is expecting seven inches of rain by the time this moving out tonight. >> we've got many creeks and streams out of their banks. >> reporter: in myrtle beach, south carolina, the water has much to have city in a stand still. >> hopefully it will drain off in the next day or so, but right n
problems may arise. >> the director of the city operations center joins us live on the phone. good morning. mr. any flooding in the city? but we have received reports of localized flooding come around the patapsco avenue. . the road is already close. historically we have instances of flooding there. with the amount of rain we had overnight, that area is already under water. >> when we anticipate heavy rain, there are pockets where you know it is going to flood. to try to get a jump on things? >> yes. we try to utilize transportation and assets so that it frees up fire employees so they cannot respond to major emergencies. the usual suspects are the 83 corridor, jones falls, middle mill up around the mount washington area. and the fells point area. we're not too concerned with the storm surges. given the amount of rain that is falling, and the cells did seem to be all over the place, it is anybody's guess on work the flooding will be the worst. it could be an area where there is not a stream or a tributary at all, where a storm drain becomes clogged. so we're keeping an eye on everything to
us live from baltimore. it was not too long ago we were worried it was to drive around here. now the city has a completely different problem to deal with. >> that seemed like a distant memory. one of the main concerns is that the ground is saturated because we have seen so much rain this week. emergency managers say that makes it more likely that trees will come down and toppled power lines in the process. people got out to enjoy a beautiful night on federal hill, taking advantage of the calm before the storm. preparing for the onslaught of rain, the city's department of public works deployed cruise to clear clogged the storm drains. >> all that water eventually runs off into local streams, the harbor, and the day. >> they cannot check of the city's 52,000 storm drains so they are urging baltimore residents to pitch in. >> we are asking every citizen to take a look on their street to see if there storm drains are clear. if there is trash on top, sweep that off. the biggest defense against flooding is a broom and a trash can. >> one of the things interesting about baltimore is we
businesses and residents. >> the nablus mayor tells us that there are concerns about thursday not's high tide as wind patterns are keeping water in the bay. he is offering extreme caution to those in low-lying areas. >> most people know what to expect, this is a matter of using common sense. >> at it is eerie how many people here in annapolis are talking about the hurricane and how all of this heavy rain and flooding reminds them of that and certainly they will be keeping a close eye on the high tide as it rolls in. the u.s. naval academy tells us 7 inches of rain now in annapolis. that is the very latest. is it much the same up there or not as bad? >> much of the same. i am standing on a bridge overwinters run in hartford county. the occasional boom you may hear is not under, this is debris slamming into the bridge. -- the occasional boom you may hear is not thunder. sirens wailed just as torrential rainfall and wind gusts counted hartford county. the storm created a wicked scho. >> they are making arrangements for middle school and high school. >> they always think of the safety of the chil
in the sky and wondered if there will break a break, which we know there will not be. use of our rescue earlier today. how was it going now? -- use all of us to earlier today. how is it going now? -- you saw a rescue earlier today. how is it going now? >> there was someone in a building and that person is dauphin. where i am is the middle of route 40. what you see is all water to it completely closed, route 40. -- what you see is all water. a completely closed, route 40. a red house creaked -- red house creek is right there, and that is what is causing this. it has swollen and run over its banks. when you talk to people who live around here, they will tell you that they have seen flooding before but not like this. how are you doing? have you seen like this before? >> in six years working for the company, and never. >> you are 27 years, aren't you? >> i wish. in all my life i have not seen anything this bad. >> it has not been that long, who have not worked all your life. you will see the water when you get rain. >> nothing like this. >> when did this start? >> at 7:00 when we open up th
morning, if you could call it that. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. . >> it was everything that was forecast. the duration has changed. i think it will continue into tomorrow morning. it is likely that we will get flooding. we are seeing a flash flooding. we began this morning with tornado warnings in st. mary's county and southern anne arundel county. the heaviest rain is from the south and moving into the heart of central maryland. heavy downpours of a tropical nature expected all day long today. this is up and down the eastern seaboard. nicole started it all over florida at yesterday. it has combined with the stationary front. let's look at the weather computer. we have in excess of 5 inches of rain forecast for today. possible severe thunderstorms later today and tonight. we have a change in the wind direction. temperaturesto see holding in the 70's. you see the swarming areas and coastal flood advisors as well as wind advisories. up to 40 will gust miles per hour. we want to remind yo
marriage. >> we can use that a lot. >> and we're here with mr. and mrs. gephardt. natalie mora morales is several blocks from here where the reception is going to take place. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. the place settings are all ready and ready for melissa and family. you can see these personal and designer touches other than des celebrity, colin cowie. i can tell you taking a look at the menu, you guys will want to get a taste of this, smoked salmon napoleon, trufled eggs, appetizing, huh? and the signature cocktails i can't wbelimis and expresso martini, which is colin cowie's and we can't wait to welcome mr. an mrs. gephardt. >> we will send them down in a couple minutes. >> we have a little bit of business first. now that you're mr. and mrs. gephardt, you may be wanting to know where you're going for your honeymo honeymoon. you were shown amazing options, brazil, thailand, turks and caicos islands and portugal. the vote is in. >> who would like to do the honors, mr. or mrs. gephardt. here you go. >> . >> you will be going for your own private stay with a but
constituents may be most frustrated with what congress didn't get done. tracie potts has more for us from washington. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there was no decision on taxes, what to do about extending the bush tax cuts at the end of the year. democratic leaders had said they will not deal with that before the election. that's exactly what happened. but they barely got out of town without doing so in the house after a last-minute speech by republican leader john boehner that drew 39 democrats to his side. in the end, they agreed to adjourn without dealing with taxes by just one vote. but there was a flurry of activity before the house adjourned. they did approve several bills, including a stopp spending measure so the government can continue to function for another two months. the fiscal year ends tomorrow. they also approved a nasa bill that deals with the future of that program, extends both the space shuttle and the space station programs and ends the bush era program that would have landed astronauts on the moon once again. finally, a 9/11 program was extended, as well, in
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